IMO that's an irresponsible adult 100%.
I'm glad the boy is ok.
We keep our gun up high where the kids can't reach it, nor do they even know where it is, in a locked safe. Also, DD knows to never mess with a gun.
ETA we keep our gun unloaded too and the bullets in a separate place.
it is 10000% the mothers fault for leaving the fire aem in her childs reach there is a police officer in my state going through the same thing only his seven year old is dead because his three-year-old got a hold of his firearm these parents should be charged by the fullest extent of the law
How the hell do you forget you left your loaded gun somewhere?
Quoting eKnuckles:" .....and lives. "His aunt told police she had to use the bathroom, so she removed her .380 handgun ... [snip!] ... is due to an irresponsible adult, or things just happen? If you own a gun how do you protect your children from getting to it?"
Irresponsible gun owner AGAIN.
And it was the aunt, it wasn't even the parent. I don't think I could ever speak to the aunt again if this happened to my child in their care.
Quoting Anna. Mommy of two boys:" be conscious if u have kids around u! i hope she gets charged with something! a fire arm is something u just CAN'T neglect to remember!!"
Exactly. "Oh it slipped my mind" doesn't fly here.
Our guns are on a high shelf and unloaded. The ammo is in another room on a high shelf. My DD is 18 months so can't get to them yet but we are going to buy a gun vault (is that what they are called??) to keep it more safe.
I don't think the aunt should be charged with anything though, tbh.
Def irresponsible adult. My husband has a concealed carry license and carries a gun almost 100%. It's not something I enjoy and it's a constant thought in my head but he always comes in he house and locks it up. It's only on him when he leaves the house.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Milk Machine!:</b>" Exactly. "Oh it slipped my mind" doesn't fly here."</blockquote>
!! For real!!
Quoting eKnuckles:" .....and lives. "His aunt told police she had to use the bathroom, so she removed her .380 handgun ... [snip!] ... is due to an irresponsible adult, or things just happen? If you own a gun how do you protect your children from getting to it
It is absolutely an irresponsible adult.... How in the hell do you FORGET YOUR GUN?! SO and I have several guns, as well as our conceal and carry permits. All guns in the house, except the two that we carry, have trigger locks on them and are locked in a combination safe in our closet. Our bedroom door is also kept locked.
If we need to remove the gun on our body while DS is home, we immediately put the trigger lock on and then place the gun on the top shelf of our cupboard.
I want to know where auntie lives that makes it sensible to be toting a gun around the house while home with the kids anyway. If a kid has access to a gun, it is due to the adult's irresponsibility. Lucky kid. Glad to hear he's okay.
ETA: Let alone toting around a LOADED gun.
Quoting Just Ames:" Why was she carrying around a gun :x Our gun is in a place our Son could never reach,, find or get to. So glad that baby lived and I hope he doesn't suffer life long complications because of it."
All of this.
When your kid finds a penny on the floor and eats it, that's when 'things happen'. NOT when you 'accidentally' leave a GUN on the damn countertop in the bathroom. This was 100% preventable.
Definitely the irresponsible adult's fault. I come from a family of avid gun owners, most of whom conceal and carry and....there's no way we would let this happen. People like that are why gun rights are under so much pressure - if you're not responsible enough to own one, you shouldn't have one - it's that simple. If you're leaving it where a 3 year old can get to and use it, you're obviously not responsible enough.
It's the adults fault! Who leaves a gun laying around like that?! If we even owned a gun, it sure as f**k would be locked up & out of little hands reach
<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" What good does that do in the event of an intruder or reason to need protection immediately? Just curious."</blockquote>
The ones I was referring to in that is our big guns. Rifles and shot guns. Our handgun is loaded in a hand safe under our bed. It has a pattern lock